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    Monoprice Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones with Mic
    Product # 8323
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    Model Number 8323
    Driver Unit 50 mm
    Impedance 40 ohms
    Sensitivity 100 ±3 dB / 1mW (S.P. L at 1 k Hz)
    Frequency Response 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
    Wire Length 4' (1.2m)

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    I need black replacement ear pads for the 8323 headphones. Will they be back in stock any time soon?
    William B on Aug 9, 2017
    how good is the mic, can I use this for online gaming or discord calls?
    New User U on Jan 30, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: As answered below: "The mic provided[..] is designed for cell phone use. it uses the TRRS format, which most computers do not." So in short no, you cannot.
    Do these headphones come with a microphone? I don't see one in the pictures
    A shopper on Jan 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Mine came with 2 cables. One had an inline mic and one did not.
    Are the cups for the 16150 bigger than the 8323?
    A shopper on Apr 17, 2017
    Monoprice Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones with Mic
    Monoprice Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones with Mic
    Monoprice Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones
    Monoprice Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The 16150 will have a little larger ear cups than the 8323.

    The 16150 inner ear cups will have a inner diameter of 59.5mm. Where the 8323 inner ear cups will be 40mm wide and 59mm tall. I hope this helps.

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    Is this apple compatible?
    New User U on Mar 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I tried using it with an apple, but couldn't get any sound out of it. Oranges also didn't work or any other citrus fruit. I was able to get a slight buzzing sound from a potato, vinegar and copper. But I do not think I was able to communicate effectively with the vegetable.
    Is there some reason my computer won't read the headphones as existing? I can hear sound out of them when they're plugged into the aux port, but I can't hear any Skype sounds (ringing nor people in calls) nor can I use the in-line mic whatsoever.
    A shopper on Feb 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: the mic provided with the 'Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones with Mic' version of 8323 is designed for cell phone use. it uses the TRRS format, which most computers do not.
    Is there an option to buy the shorter cable that comes with these without the headphones? My cat chewed through them and i really love this cable even though i can use any 3.5mm
    A shopper on Dec 6, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we do not sell the shorter cable included with this headphone, but we do sell 3.5mm cables separately. You may go ahead and order those as those work with the headphones. I hope this helps and thank you!
    Are these headphones bluetooth enabled or wireless?
    A shopper on Oct 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: it is not BT enabled nor it is wireless. I bought a BT adapter like the MPOW and it works nicely.
    Will these headphones with mic work with standard cordless telephone (like the AT&T cordless---NOT cell)?
    gerald b on Mar 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your interest in these headphones. Most headphone jacks for cellphones are wired as; tip-right, ring 1-left, ring 2-ground, sleeve-mic. You will have to check the schematic of your home phone to see if it is a match. Since most home phones are mono my gut says probably not.
    A shopper on Apr 12, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I use these everyday as my work headphones for phone calls. I have a plug-in boom mic and they are fabulous. I little cumbersome after 2 hours on the ears. I think these are the best. Wish they were a little lighter, but the sound quality is superb.
    Does these headphones have good bass? and will it leak sound?
    A shopper on Mar 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Bass is very good and they don't leak sound. I recorded a string quartet who were wearing these for a film scoring session. The sound did not leak out into the microphones.
    Hi :)
    Are these Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style HEADphoe Wireless or with cable?
    Thank you
    New User U on Jan 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: They come with a couple different cables to use, but they are wired headphones with detachable wires.
    I'm a student and I listen to music all over campus. I have been using apple earbuds since they came with my phone, but i wanna step up from that. I got the Modern Retro fit headphones thinking they would do what I needed, but quickly realized that 1) they were bulky and 2) the wire was so LONG! It was longer than I am tall. I want to ask you if they are comfortable to wear for along period of time, comfortable around the neck when I am not using my headphones, and if the cord is a manageable length?
    New User U on Mar 1, 2017
    Monoprice Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones with Mic
    Monoprice Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones with Mic
    Monoprice Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones
    Monoprice Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones
    BEST ANSWER: As a long-time user of the 8323 and new owner of the 16150, I went the opposite way. So far, I personally find the 8323 to be slightly lacking detail in the mids and highs and to be somewhat less comfortable for long-term wear, though these are pretty subjective criticisms. However, the 8323 is extraordinarily portable, relatively comfortable around the neck given the size - though it's easy enough to just use them with an ear cup off, they pivot and fold in many handy ways - and the cord is detachable, so if it isn't a manageable length for you, you can use any male-male 3.5mm cable and make it manageable. They're a good fit for me when listening to music while out-and-about or while working around the house - that said, they're still not truly small, these are over-the-ear headphones for everyone I've let try them.
    Where is the microphone on this headset?
    A shopper on Aug 26, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: It's on one of the two included cables. See this bit from the Description:

    "Also included are two 4-foot 3.5mm audio cables. One is a standard 3.5mm TRS cable for casual listening with all audio devices. The second is a 3.5mm TRRS cable with a single-button inline microphone/controller that allows for play/pause control and phone answering capability on all types of devices (iOS® and Android™)."
    will these be able to isolate from screaming children?
    A shopper on Jun 5, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: These are great sounding headphones and have great bass sound. They are an amazing set and I bought a second pair for my kids. As for blocking out screaming kids, they will if you have your music turned up. Keep in mind, these are not active noise cancelling. Those are different kinds of headphones which actually listen in the earcups eith microphones, and then produce a sound wave in opposite phase that greatly reduces the ambient sound.
    For the 3.5mm TRRS cable with a single-button inline microphone/controller - it causes the left speaker to be notably quieter than the right. Is this by design, or a defect?
    michael c on Jun 1, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: That sounds like a defect. Mine don't do that. Try wiggling the cable around and check the connections at both ends, make sure it's seated correctly. Call Monoprice. Hopefully it's just the cable and they can send you a new one.
    Title says with mic, but I don't see a mic on the headphone. Does this headphone really have a mic that works on the computer?
    Vijaya M on Oct 11, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: You get two wires with the headphones. One has an inline (the mic is integrated into the wire) mic and the other one doesn't have a mic.
    Can I obtain a cable to use with these headphones that allows me to utilize with my computer to make skype calls? Wanting an inline mic with separate connections for audio and mic.
    A shopper on Sep 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: if your computer has one of the newer combination mic/hedset jacks a.k.a. apple anything, although my HP also has one. you can use the microphone cable with the computer. if not there are adapters elsewhere that will breakout the microphone and speaker connections to separate connectors which then can connect to a computer with separate jacks.
    Is this headset compatible with the connections on most US Airlines and if not, what adaptors do you recommend?
    New User U on Feb 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: airplane audio systems use the same 3.5mm 1/8in jack as what this provides, but they provide two jacks, one for left and one for right. you would still need an adapter such as Product # 7222 to hear both left and right audio.
    Monoprice 2 x 3.5mm Plug to 3.5mm Plug Splitter Adapter - Gold Plated (Right Angle)
    Monoprice 2 x 3.5mm Plug to 3.5mm Plug Splitter Adapter - Gold Plated (Right Angle)
    Are these headphones compatible with the connections in most US airlines?
    A shopper on Feb 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: airplane audio systems use the same 3.5mm 1/8in jack as what this provides, but they provide two jacks, one for left and one for right. you would still need an adapter such as Product # 7222 to hear both left and right audio.
    Monoprice 2 x 3.5mm Plug to 3.5mm Plug Splitter Adapter - Gold Plated (Right Angle)
    Monoprice 2 x 3.5mm Plug to 3.5mm Plug Splitter Adapter - Gold Plated (Right Angle)
    Is this headphone compatible with the entertainment hookups on most US commercial airlines--or do I need to purchase an adapter?
    A shopper on Feb 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: airplane audio systems use the same 3.5mm 1/8in jack as what this provides, but they provide two jacks, one for left and one for right. you would still need an adapter such as Product # 7222 to hear both left and right audio.
    Monoprice 2 x 3.5mm Plug to 3.5mm Plug Splitter Adapter - Gold Plated (Right Angle)
    Monoprice 2 x 3.5mm Plug to 3.5mm Plug Splitter Adapter - Gold Plated (Right Angle)
    I wanna use these with my ps4. Will i be able to hear footsteps or something in any direction?
    A shopper on Jul 31, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: The soundstage of the headphones is decent enough that you can tell direction. Don't expect amazing precision, but it's good for casual play.
    How do I get a replacement mic cable?
    Aref Z on Feb 4, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: When you buy a replacement, make sure you search for 3.5mm Male to 3.5mm Male audio cable with mic and volume control.
    Does this have noise cancellation?
    A shopper on Jan 11, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: No, this does not have noise cancellation.
    Can you use these headphones on a standard AV receiver without a headphone amp?
    John H on Oct 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, you do not need a headphone amp to have maximum performance with this headphone.
    What are the package dimensions and weight?
    A shopper on Dec 12, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Packaging for the 8323 is 9.2x9.3x5" weight is under 1 lbs.
    How do these sound compared to the 605055? Also, the oval plastic cups look so big, what are the dimensions?
    A shopper on Jun 6, 2018
    What is the width of the space between the ear panels on the headphones? And what width do the headphones stretch to when putting them on head?
    A shopper on Mar 5, 2018
    4.5 / 5.0
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    Very good $20 headphones
    In writing this review, keep in mind that I'm comparing this set of headphones to 6 other ones: Sennheiser HD 280, Sony MDR-7506, Sony MDR-V6, Sennheiser HD HD202, Sennheiser HD201, and JVC HA-RX500. The first 3 can usually be purchased for $60-$90 (depending on which headphone and if you can find it on sale) and are used by many as studio monitors. The latter 3 are all ~$20 headphones and sit in the same category as the Monoprice MEP-839.

    Of course, as we all know, whether you like a particular pair of headphones depends on what you plan on doing with them and what you listen to. Personally, I listen to a mix of music ranging from classical to pop to dance. I'm not what one would deem a "bass head" - I like my headphones to faithfully reproduce the entire audio spectrum. Knowing my requirements, the way I would rate my headphones would be Sony 7506 = Sony V6 Sennheiser HD 280 Sennheiser HD 201 Monoprice MEP-839 JVC HA-RX500 = Sennheiser HD 202.

    In my comments below I make deliberate use of my adjectives (i.e. excellent very good good average).

    Not surprisingly, the more expensive headphones sound the best. The Sony 7506/V6 have very good bass and excellent mids and treble frequencies which help bring out vocals. The Sennheiser HD 280's have excellent bass (better than the Sony's) and very good mids and treble (but not as good as the Sony's).

    Of the ~$20 headphones, the Sennheiser HD 201 has the best overall balance with very good bass, mids, and treble - it's main deficiency is that it needs more power to drive they are noticeably quieter than the other headphones at the same volume setting. However, once you turn up the volume, I feel they are the most balanced of the $20 headphones.

    The Monoprice MEP-839 falls next in terms of audio balance. It has very good bass and good mids and treble. It doesn't bring out mids and treble as well as the HD 201, but it is superior to the JVC HA-RX500 and Sennheiser HD 202. When compared to the 7506, V6, and HD280 I feel the bass is a slight bit muddier - with the more expensive headphones, the bass seems cleaner and has more of a punch. That said, the MEP-839 low frequencies extend as deep as the HD 280 and more than the 7506/V6. The reason I rate the MEP-839 bass as very good, instead of excellent, has to do with the fact it sounds a bit "muddy". The MEP-839's are relatively easy to drive and don't require the volume to be cranked up.

    Finally, there are the JVC HA-RX500 and Sennheiser HD 202. I feel these 2 are pretty similar in audio quality. They both have very good bass with average mids and treble. The HA-RX500 is more comfortable than the HD 202, primarily because they are circumaural and sit around your ears instead of the supra-aural HD 202 which actually rests on your ear. I can see why bass heads would like the HA-RX500 and HD202 - they emphasize bass over the mids/treble. That being said, I prefer my headphones to be balanced.

    PROS: Inexpensive, bass has very good range, comfortable, good quality build, ear pads are effective at passive noise cancellation, ear pads fit Sony V6 or 7506

    CONS: Tapping or bumping the cord is transmitted to headphones, balance is shifted more towards bass end - mids and treble are not as strong as bass not really a con - but why do these seem to always be out of stock?
    January 15, 2012
    Drowns out annoying coworkers!
    I work in a cubicle environment next to some old people who like to shout on the phone. All day long. Sometimes it's about work, sometimes about feeding their cats, etc. It was keeping me from getting work done, so I thought I'd give these a try. Now I don't have to hear about cats anymore!

    PROS: Drowns out the voices of obnoxious coworkers

    CONS: Drowns out the voices of coworkers who I actually need to listen to
    May 3, 2016
    Just try it, and you don't need expensive Beats.
    August 3, 2014
    dumbfounded by quality
    I've owned Every pair of professional headphones on the market. Shure, AKG, audio Technica, sennheiser, Bose, dr. Dre's, (even turtle beaches) . If you are wanting coloration in the eq then these are NOT for you. I'm blown away by their flatness and if you're a sound engineer then you know what I'm talking about. I'm gonna have a hard time ever buying a $100+ pair ever again.

    PROS: Engineering . Solid, good isolation, flat ...... I'm talking reference monitor FLAT.

    CONS: Might be too small of ear cups for some.
    January 9, 2013
    Very Comparable to Sony MDR-V6
    For 20 years plus I produced business television relying on camera and sound pros to maximize sight and sound potential despite uncontrollable field challenges. My sound guy relied on Sony MDR-V6 Series Professional headphones for field checks there as well as in the editing room. They produce a clear, crisp, broad sound range and deliver a quality product to my customers. That’s an $80 pair of headphones.

    These headphones remind me a lot of Sony’s. Dynamic range maybe is not wide. Sound is a bit more compressed. But there is a more than reasonable dimensional separation between instruments and they’re as much a pleasure to have on your head as the Sony’s. Ear pads rotate two directions to support a very comfortable placement over ears. Ear pads provide needed ambient sound elimination for music appreciation without fostering a migraine. The removable, interchangeable cables make listening to music convenient whether you’re working out or hanging out by your amplifier. Maybe not the greatest headphones on the planet but they’d be my first choice backup if my Sony’s were to go out. At this price, I haven’t seen anything that comes near them. They’re a true value in my eyes.

    PROS: There is a more than reasonable dimensional separation between instruments and they’re as much a pleasure to have on your head as professional studio headphones.

    Well constructed and you get 2 different removable wires.

    At great value at this price point.

    CONS: Dynamic range maybe is not wide as more expensive headsets. Sound is a bit more compressed.
    November 23, 2015
    Sounds and feels like something considerably more expensive
    These are probably just about the best full-size noise-blocking headphones you're going to get for under $30! They may not be built as well as headphones costing 5-10 times the price, but they also don't feel like they're going to snap in two when you put them on. The fit is quite firm as can be expected from anything that's going to block out much noise, but they don't feel excessively tight and I have a big head.

    On to the most important part, the sound. Obviously they don't even compare to my Sure SE425 IEMs, but they sound way better than I expected for this price point. They don't make music sound like it's "in a can" like many cheap closed-back 'phones do, though they don't sound incredibly spacious either. Most pop and rock tunes I played on them sounded absolutely astounding, thanks to fair frequency response and overexaggerated, thumping bass. On some music though, particularly tracks without much drumbeat, they sounded a bit muddy with the bass drowning out some of the detail higher up the frequency range. A certain vocal range seems to come out kind of shrill, but most songs don't hit this pitch or combination of pitches.

    I've listened to full range tone sweeps as well. I don't have pro equipment to measure with so I obviously can't objectively evaluate the frequency response, but I can hear any sharp irregularities and the overall range. They kick in at maybe 22 Hz and are pretty much faded out by 13 KHz (I know my hearing goes up to at least 17). There was some very minor left/right wobble, indicating slight variation between the two speakers enough to make some center-panned instruments sound faintly off-center if you're listening for it. I didn't hear any sharp drops or jumps or particular frequencies that resonated or sounded more shrill than they're supposed to.

    In conclusion, these are the best cheap headphones I've listened to. They sound great on a lot of music, but not by any means flat frequency response or neutral sound. I would definitely recommend them for casual listening, especially if you like thumping bass you can almost feel. But they're not audiophile grade and not suitable for content creation where you want as unbiased reproduction not that I would expect that for much less than 10x this price, hence why I rate this 9/10.

    PROS: PRICE, sturdy, blocks outside noise well, replaceable *standard* cord, can unplug cord from headphones if you just want noise blocking, good sound, comfortable, folds for travel, includes short and long cords and 1/4" adapter

    CONS: Obviously not as nice as what you'd get for a couple hundred. Heavy on the bass (can be a pro too depending on the music you listen to). The included cords don't feel like they're going to last but I hardly count this against them because you can swap them for any old 1/8" male-male stereo headphone cord ("aux cord") if they go bad.
    December 26, 2014
    Better than BEATS!!!
    Better than BEATS!!!

    PROS: Better than BEATS!!!

    May 17, 2016
    Great Value for the Price
    I never review things so take this for what it's worth. I wanted Beats. I don't know why, but I did. I decided to spend $20+ on this rather than $300+ on the Beats. Glad I did. Loved these since I bought them. They are not nearly as cool looking as Beats, but who cares? You want to look cool? Spend the $300 on nice clothes. Want to listen and experience your music? Spend the $20 on these headphones. Great sound isolation, great bass, highs, lows, etc. I can't hear my wife when these things are working - there's another pro! JK...

    I did a quick test with my wife's cousin's Beats. Here's the deal. Beats were slightly louder. They should be as they are battery powered. They did not fit over my ears, were a little tighter, etc. The difference is NOT worth an extra $270. Not even close.

    I'll buy these again and again.

    Would LOVE to see Monoprice bump these up ever so slightly in highs/bass (not really needed but I just want these to be 110% better than Beats in all ways possible) and make them a little "cooler". I'd gladly pay a few more bucks for that.

    PROS: Very comfortable, fits well around the ears, good sound isolation, no "breaking in" period necessary, great bass, sound, etc. Works well for DJ'n...

    CONS: None that I've been able to see/hear.
    June 20, 2012
    Great Find / Bargain
    I have owned a pair for over 1.5 years and I am still very happy with my purchase. There are better units out there, but not anywhere near this price. I have even worn these to bed to block the sound of a snoring partner. I woke up with sweaty ears, but no discomfort, and I didn't have to smother anyone in their sleep that night. The removable cord has saved me from damaging these when I got it tangled around the legs of the chair, So much better to just have the plug pull out than to rip the phones apart. For the price, I don't think you can do any better than these headphones.

    PROS: Price and sound quality

    CONS: None for the price
    November 2, 2013
    Best bang for your buck

    PROS: Just about everything, build quality is decent for the price, sound quality is not combated by anything at this price range.

    CONS: Please note that if you buy the 25 ft cable from monoprice, the tip does not fit into these headphones, i mean the plastic around the 3.5 plug.
    November 30, 2013